The Best Gold Watches for Men

Tissot PRX

The watch world was positively delighted when the Swatch Group’s Tissot brand dropped its vintage-inspired PRX collection in 2021. Affordable, handsome, and now available in both quartz and automatic versions, these hip, ‘70s-looking timepieces are perfect for men or women.

Gold-Plated Watches

Casio G-SHOCK GMWB5000GD-9 ‘Full Metal’ 

This otherwise steel watch features a gold IP coating, meaning it’s not only unusual by the typically resin-constructed G-SHOCK standards, but it’s also a timepiece that Goldmember could get behind.

Gold-Plated Watches

Tudor Black Bay GMT S&G

Certainly not all gold watches are dress watches. Just take this GMT from Tudor, Rolex’s sister company, for example: robust, highly water resistant, and supremely useful, it’s perfect for travelers who crave a bit of class out of their tool watches.

Two-Tone Watches

Rolex Datejust 36

Hardy as a tank, available in multiple configurations, and undoubtedly attractive, it’s a watch that signals that one “has arrived.” We recommend the 36mm model on a Jubilee bracelet; after all, if you’re gonna spring for a classic, you may as well take it to its logical extreme.

Two-Tone Watches

Cartier Tank Louis Cartier Watch 

Made of 18K rose gold and outfitted with a hand-wound manufacture movement, the Tank Louis Cartier is an exercise in pure class and restraint. And though it may cost a pretty penny, it’s the type of watch that your great-grandkid could — and should — inherit someday.

Solid Gold Watches

Grand Seiko SBGK006

GS’s SBGK platform is one of the most unique watches on the market: hand-wound, fitted to an egg-shaped case and finished with a unique dial configuration, it’s simply an awesome, left-of-center choice for someone who likes his or her watches to be a bit different.

Solid Gold Watches

Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Complete Calendar

Solid Gold Watches

Vacheron Constantin has been crafting some of the world’s finest timepieces for over 250 years. The Traditionelle collection is where the maison parks many of its vintage-inspired models, including this simply breathtaking complete calendar in 18K 5N pink gold.

So whether you’re gifting someone a watch for a special occasion — a graduation, wedding, big accomplishment, etc — or you’re on the lookout for a gold watch for yourself, consider the following guide your friend. We tried to offer multiple price points for different types of buyers, and of course, these aren’t the only options out there, but merely a starting point.

Our goal here is simple:  to help you live a more adventurous,  eventful and engaging life.